Gretchen Keppel-Aleks

Carbon Cycle Research Group

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Graduate Students

Samantha Basile

CLASP PhD Student using climate and carbon cycle models to quantify climate-water-carbon interactions and to understand how information in climate models can be used for societal benefit.
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Zachary Butterfield

CLASP PhD Student working on field and satellite-based observations of chlorophyll fluorescence

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Morgan Cheatham

Applied Physics PhD Student using atmospheric aircraft observations to quantify Northern Hemisphere carbon exchange with an application for benchmarking terrestrial models.
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Yifan Guan

CLASP PhD Student interested in carbon cycle interannual variability, especially over oceans. She is currently using atmospheric CO2 observations from NASA's OCO-2 mission to understand carbon-climate feedback. She received her Bachelor degree of Atmospheric Sciences in Nanjing University, China.
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Anthony Torres

CLASP PhD Student researching the imprint of mesoscale and synoptic scale weather systems on atmospheric CO2 from the OCO-2 satellite.
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Matthew Wozniak

CLASP PhD Student researching interannual variability in plant productivity within a multi-layer canopy model.

Postdoctoral Scholars

Cynthia Gerlein-Safdi

Michigan Society of Fellows scholar, combining satellite observations of SIF with microwave remote sensing to understand water-carbon interactions in vegetation and the impacts of humans on natural ecosystems.
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Xin Lin

Postdoctoral scholar studying Northern Hemisphere CO2 annual cycle amplification using transport models, atmospheric inversions, and observations from surface, aircraft, and satellite platforms.

Ke Xu

Postdoctoral scholar quantifying information about carbon exchange by combining flux tower and atmospheric observations, with an eye toward improving mechanistic models.


Postdoctoral Scholars

Matt Hamilton: Now an assistant professor at the Ohio State University
Jessica Liptak: Now a research computing specialist at GFDL


Allison Hogikyan: Now a PhD student at Princeton University
Emily Gargulinski: Now a researcher at NASA Langley
Alana Noone
Morgan Gorris: Now a PhD candidate at University of California, Irvine
John Simmons
Srishti Pilutla

There are openings in the group at the undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral levels. Please contact me to discuss available research opportunities.